Gillows Davenport

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1679/18: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a lovely quality and pretty early/mid 19th century mahogany DAVENPORT (or writing desk) in good original order. Of slightly smaller size than usual, this attractive example features the original brass gallery; good gilt-tooled leather writing surface; large slides to both sides; four mahogany-lined drawers (dummies opposite) fitted interior with 3 satinwood veneered small drawers; pen-and-ink drawer etc and it is raised on typical Gillows "apple-shaped" feet with castors. 35ins high; 19ins wide; 21ins deep (89 x 48 x 53cms). *Provenance: ex Thoresby Hall, Newark Notts and Sotheby's Estate Sale 31st May to 2nd June 1989.


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